Chaga mushroom Inonotus obliquus or Chaga mushroom (Russian) is parasitic on birch and other trees. It is found mainly in the northern hemisphere. It is said to have medicinal properties and a taste resembling vanilla. Chaga tea To use in a tea, the mushroom is ground to a powder and is brewed the same way as tea. Unlike tea, the powder can be used many times before it is depleted. [Read More]
What the kneading does for the end result in making Swedish snus
This is the ultimate tip to get perfect consistency in your home-made Swedish snus. With these instructions you snus get from crumbly and falling apart snus to firm and holding together snus. If you like you can make your Swedish snus as firm as clay.
New kowledge on snus I have to confess that I did not know this when I posted my first articles on snus here. By then I had made my own snus at home for years without knowing about how to get consistency. But then again, I have no problem with crumby snus. If it holds together enough so that I can pinch a “prilla” of the right size with two fingers and get it into my mouth I was happy. [Read More]
Harvest tobacco in a greenhouse
Do you have a greenhouse? Why not try to grow and harvest tobaccon in a greenhouse? Here you can read about what I did and what I learned from the growing season 2015.
Harvest tobacco in a greenhouse Start of season Do you have a greenhouse? Do you have a greenhouse? Why not try to harvest tobacco in a greenhouse? But I probably started the season 2015 to late and waited a bit to long before moving the plants to the greenhouse. This because my ignorance and that I was waiting for the greenhouse to arrive. Having the plants on my window sill in to small pots was a restriction to the root growth. [Read More]
Growing tobacco in a greenhouse in Scandinavia
As I’m living in the middle of Scandinavia (as far north as middle of Canada) I think a greenhouse is a must. At least if you are trying to grow pepper. Maybe the tobacco could have grown outside, but not as good as it has in my greenhouse.
Growing tobaccon in a greenhouse in Scandinavia Research In the process of gathering information on growing tobacco I realized that it would be difficult to do without a greenhouse. Another grower, in the south of Scandinavia, got a much better growth for the plants in the greenhouse than for those who was plated outside in the field. Time to move to the greenhouse As I’m living in the middle of Scandinavia (as far north as middle of Canada) I think a greenhouse is a must. [Read More]
Swedish snus pasteurization in the Crockpot"
High temperature snus pasteurization. This process is the reason that you find less tobacco specific nitrosamines in Swedish snus. I show you that this is something you can do at home in a Crockpot.
Swedish Snus pasteurization in the Crockpot The main difference between American dip and Swedish snus is the pasteurization process and that no smoke-dried tobacco is used in Swedish snus. That is one reason why you find less tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNA) in Swedish snus. Nitrosamines: Nitrite, nicotine and other amines and alkaloids. Watch my video on YouTube - Swedish snus pasteurization in a Crockpot As I described in the article on how to make your own Swedish snus at home I recommend temperatures from 60° C to 90° C (140º F to 194º F). [Read More]
Replanting the tobacco plants - Growing tobacco
After a rather slow start the growth is picking up speed and its time to replanting the tobacco plants. After five weeks (middle of April) it’s getting crowded in the seed tray. To allow for more room for each plant it’s now time to separate them into their own pot.
Time to replanting the tobacco plants After a rather slow start the growth is picking up speed and its time to replanting the tobacco plants. After five weeks (middle of April) it’s getting crowded in the seed tray. To allow for more room for each plant it’s now time to separate them into their own pot. This is what you need Compost soil Plastic seed pots Tomato nutrient Two weeks into the process Two weeks into the process I could see some tiny leaves begin to develop. [Read More]